Jonathan’s cousin abducted in Bayelsa

Goodluck Jonathan

Jephthah Robert, a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been abducted in Bayelsa.

The incident comes barely 24 hours after the Bayelsa State commissioner for industry, trade and investment, Federal Otokito, was released by his abductors.

Mr Robert, it was gathered, was taken captive at 9.30pm on Tuesday in front of his house around Dimrose Road in Yenagoa.

The victim is the elder brother of Azibaola Robert, who is the founder and chief executive officer of Zeetin Engineering Limited.

Bayelsa police spokesperson Asinim Butswat said the police are making efforts to rescue Mr Jonathan’s cousin.

Butswat said, “He was picked up at Dimrose Road in Yenagoa. We are intensifying effort to rescue him and arrest the kidnappers. We are working on a promising lead.”